A commitment to serve: Altheria Davis at Northeast State

Altheria Davis counts herself as many things: college student, veteran, wife, mother, and woman with a vision to improve public health access in the region. So with carrying the usual responsibilities of a non-traditional student, Davis was thrilled to receive the R. Wade Powers Book Scholarship this year through the Northeast State Community College Foundation. “It was so beneficial to me to...
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Northeast State Comes to Bristol

Northeast State Community College has received approval from the Tennessee Board of Regents to bring higher education to downtown Bristol. The College’s new teaching site is located at 620 State Street, location of the former H.P. King Building. J. Allen Hurley, president of Vision, LLC and former CEO of Touchstone Wireless, recently purchased the property from the City of Bristol and has...

Funding announced for Emerging Technologies Complex

Gov. Bill Haslam visited the Northeast State campus Feb. 1, praising the College’s proposed Emerging Technologies Complex as “one of the most significant investments in capital we will make this year.” Gov. Haslam noted the complex in his recent State-of-the-State address that envisioned substantial emphasis and progress in K-12 and postsecondary education. Gov. Haslam touched on his...

Camp College provides inside track on campus life

Higher education can be a mysterious and challenging place for students. Navigating financial aid forms, registration, or even where to park can create frustrating barriers to college success. To make students more confident and college-ready, College Access Programs at Northeast State Community College will again offer its three-day CAMP COLLEGE which introduces students to the ins and outs of...

Credit for Life and Work: Northeast Offers Prior Learning Assessment Opportunity

Northeast State Community College now offers students the opportunity to earn college credit for prior life/work experiences. The College signed an agreement in fall 2012 with the Council for Adult and Experiential Learning (CAEL) to evaluate work experience, professional training, military training, or other types of knowledge and determine if it qualifies for college-level credit. Through...

Communication and Change Communicators must be flexible and adaptive to stay current

The way people access information and communicate seems to change almost daily. More than ever, smart phones and tablets are the go-to sources of information, displacing traditional broadcast and print media. Nonetheless, in spite of changes in technology, there will always be a need for communicators who can provide relevant content in appealing formats. For students looking for jobs in...

What are Soft Skills and Why are They So Important?

Sometimes the best tools for your career are those that you gain outside of the rigors of the classroom. Known simply as soft skills, they are the abilities and traits that relate to personality, attitude, and behavior. They are important in getting, and keeping, a job. “Employers are coming to us and saying ‘we’re looking for people with soft skills that know how to get to work on time,...
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Shane Roberts makes it in America

If you don’t think anything’s still made in America, drop in on RMI in Blountville and ask for Shane Roberts. Don’t be surprised when he emerges from the group of lathes and milling machines that are rocking the nondescript metal building just off Muddy Creek Road, a stone’s throw from the Northeast State Community College campus. Looking younger than his 29 years and dressed in a t-shirt...

How to Enroll in Classes at Northeast State

Step 1: Apply for Admission Apply online at www.NortheastState.edu/apply. (You may also request an application by calling 423.323.0243, or emailing CollegeAnswers@NortheastState.edu.) Step 2: Complete Your Admission File The following items are required for admission and must be submitted before you can register for classes: 1. Completed application for admission with a non-refundable $10...

The Power of Polite

Good manners can be career magic Would you check for phone texts during an interview with a prospective employer or chew with your mouth open at a lunch meeting? Pamela Eyring, president and director of The Protocol School of Washington, the nation’s only accredited protocol and business etiquette school, and Barbara Pachter, author of “New Rules @ Work: 79 Etiquette Tips, Tools and...
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Show Business Insight

Entertainment workshop gives backstage view of production methods Northeast State at Bristol hosted the three-day institute in July with 18 students getting a behind-the-scenes look of the entertainment industry. Students were musicians, audio/visual techies, and production professionals looking to learn more about a complex business. Mary McClure, theater manager of the Lamplight Theater in...

James Dockery finds calling in cardiovascular technology

James Dockery, Class of 2003, has always had a passion for the health care field, but it took Northeast State fledging Cardiovascular Invasive Technology Program to kick-start his career. James is currently clinical supervisor at Piedmont Atlanta Hospital for the admit/recovery unit, the cardiac catheterization lab, and the electrophysiology lab – managing 85 employees and working with more...

Cardiovascular Technology

Popular major offers solid career opportunity Northeast State’s Cardiovascular Technology Program remains one of the most popular and competitive programs in the College’s Division of Health-Related Professions. Cardiovascular Technology (CVT) focuses on the diagnosis and treatment of patients with cardiac and vascular disease. The CVT program prepares students with emphasis for work in...

College, Bell Helicopter announce educational collaboration

Northeast State Community College (NeSCC) and Bell Helicopter Piney Flats have announced an educational collaboration to develop the next generation of aircraft technicians and aviation professionals. Bell Helicopter Piney Flats training instructors will act in an advisory capacity to NeSCC regarding aviation- related course content.  In addition, members of the Bell Helicopter Piney Flats...
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Get Moving with Accelerated Business Administration Cohort

Northeast State will expand its NextStep program offerings in fall 2014 with an accelerated associate of science degree in Business Administration. The program is a two-day-a-week, five-semester program that offers the opportunity to complete the degree in just 22 months. The program is part of the Tennessee Transfer Pathway initiative, which means all credit hours transfer to a state four-year...
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Coca-Cola Loves Olivia Orten and Nikki Sumner

Northeast State graduates Olivia Orten and Nikki Sumner, both of Kingsport, were named Coca-Cola scholars for 2014. Orten earned the New Century Scholar honor and Sumner received the Silver Scholar award. It was the first time two Northeast State nominees have received Coca-Cola scholarships in the same year. The scholarships are sponsored by The Coca-Cola Foundation, Coca-Cola Scholars...

Curtain Rises on Entertainment Technology

Northeast State’s Business Technologies Division has announced the addition of a technical certificate program in Entertainment Technology – Sound and Lighting.  The 24 credit hour program will offer classes starting in fall 2014. Courses for the Entertainment Technology certificate program will be offered at the College’s Bristol teaching site, 620 State Street, Level 3. The certificate...
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Returning to College?

Marquita Tittle, director of Career Services at Northeast State, says an adult who has spent years in the workforce should not feel intimidated about returning to college.  A significant percentage of Northeast State students are non-traditionals and perform well in college. “Our faculty remarks about the perspective non-traditional students bring to classrooms and how well that contributes to...

Getting a Fair Shake

Career fairs offer the best in multi-tasking and networking. Just think: where else could you talk to all kinds of employers, get career advice, and put your resume into the hands of people who have a say so in hiring? While it might seem old school in the world of online recruitment and applications, Northeast State’s Director of Career Services Marquita Tittle says the career fair format...
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Automotive Technology

The Automotive Technology program at Northeast State puts you on track with one of today’s most promising careers. The College’s Advanced Technologies Division offers three A.A.S. degrees in Industrial Technology with concentrations in Automotive Service, Automotive Body/Collision Repair, and Motor Sports. In addition, there are certificates in Auto Body Service Technology and Automotive...
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What are Soft Skills and Why are They So Important?

Sometimes the best tools for your career are those that you gain outside of the rigors of the classroom. Known simply as soft skills, they are the abilities and traits that relate to personality, attitude, and behavior. They are important in getting, and keeping, a job. “Employers are coming to us and saying ‘we’re looking for people with soft skills that know how to get to work on time,...
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It’s More than Just Paint: The many repair roles of Auto Body Technicians

Instructor Roger Byington likes to joke that his students will probably develop obsessive-compulsive disorder while taking Northeast State’s Auto Body Collision/Repair classes. “I want them to develop professionalism and integrity, so they’re precise and critical of themselves when they work,” Byington said. “No one will have to point anything out to them because they’ll know whether...
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Answering the Call

When emergencies happen, EMTs and Paramedics make the difference When we need help the most, emergency medical technicians and paramedics are the ones we call. They make a life or death difference when car wrecks, heart attacks, strokes, falls, burns, drug overdoses, and other medical emergencies occur. They have to be composed, decisive, and compassionate as they provide medical care at the...
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Ready, Willing, and Able: Grant to help students boost job-hunting skills

It always helps to have an edge in the job market. Northeast State stands ready to give students that edge with a recent $150,000 grant to support advanced technology workforce training opportunities throughout Northeast Tennessee. The funding is provided through a Walmart Foundation grant, which is managed by the American Association of Community Colleges. It is referred to as the JRWA...

Run the numbers

Accounting adds up to career opportunities As an interpreter for the numbers language of business, an accountant tracks the financial records of business from assets to taxes. Northeast State alumnus Tim Crigger, ’14, speaks that language quite well. The Church Hill native graduated summa cum laude with his associate of applied science degree in Accounting. “I initially enrolled as a...

Chemical Process Operations

One-year certificate packs employment punch “I was amazed that one-year of school could land me what I think is the perfect job.” That’s how Northeast State graduate Jodi Chambers described her recent success in the job market with a Chemical Process Operations technical certificate. “I’m only 22 years old and I have this opportunity in a great industry. That is a big accomplishment...
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The Science and Art of Criminal Justice

As gatekeepers of law and order in society, criminal justice majors study the science and technical aspects of crime, the methods of punishment, and the measures of both on society as a whole. The Criminal Justice program at Northeast State gets a more stream-lined curriculum for fall 2016 to broaden the student’s understanding of the criminal justice system. “Our common thought with...
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Wanted: Network Warriors

Computer Science program trains cyber security analysts The guardians of the cyber realm arm themselves with biometrics and encryption tools to protect the kingdoms. Northeast State Community College trains these e-warriors with the tools for combat in the rapidly expanding battleground of the cyber universe. “You can look all around the world at businesses small or medium in side to large...
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